Jane Austen’s House in Chawton is hosting a free open day for potential volunteers on Monday – the day of The Big Help Out – from 2pm to 4pm.

Visitors can enjoy refreshments in the garden and explore the house while chatting to current volunteers and staff about what makes volunteering at Jane Austen’s House special.

Opportunities available include greeting visitors, sharing fascinating stories, conservation cleaning, gardening and helping at events, and there are lots of roles to fill.

Volunteers are welcome from the age of 18.

For more information email [email protected]